Lake Rerewhakaaitu is located south of Lake Tarawera and is best known for its rainbow trout. It is a shallow lake with some interesting islands and bays. The trout are most active in the shallow waters between October and January. The lake is sheltered from the north but can get rough during strong winds, especially from the south west. The Home Bay (Homestead Arm) Boat Ramp is a wide single lane concrete boat ramp that is sheltered with a low gradient and jetty.
In addition to this ramp, there are three other boat ramps available around the lake: The Domain (single concrete ramp), Brett Road (beach launch at the Middle Campground near Crater Bay) and the Department of Conservation camping area (beach launch, suitable for craft up to 5.5m).
Substantial trailer parking is adjacent to the ramp, however, be prepared for the ramp to be busy during summer.
There is a camping ground nearby. You can get ice, gas and groceries at the Benny Bee Gull, approx 15km down the Taupo road. There is also a BP station on the road out of Rotorua.
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